22 May 2017

Liberia: Ellen Hails Cameroon, Consoles Guinea

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of Cameroon on the occasion marking the 45th anniversary of the National Day of that country.

The Government chose May 20 of each year as Cameroon's National Day to commemorate President Ahmadou Ahidjo's abolishment of the federal system of government and the creation of a unitary State in 1972.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, in her message to her counterpart Paul Biya of Cameroon, President Sirleaf lauded efforts of the people of Cameroon for the preservation of unity and peace and for pursuing the path of wholesome development over the years.

She added that as Cameroon commemorates this joyous occasion, her government looks forward to strengthening the already excellent bilateral ties subsisting between Liberia and Cameroon.

The Liberian leader further expressed confidence that Liberia and Cameroon will continue to work together to promote global peace, security and economic development.

President Johnson Sirleaf prayed that the Almighty God will endow President Biya with abundant wisdom and strength as he leads his compatriots to greater prosperity.

At the same time, the Liberian leader has sent a message of condolence to President Dr. Alpha Conde of Guinea due to the unfortunate death of 24 persons and injury to several others.

The unfortunate accident involving a mini bus and a truck occurred in Dubreka, north Conakry on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Sirleaf, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia and in her own name, expressed heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of the Guinea, especially the bereaved family, for the irreparable loss sustained.


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